Imagine Aliens - Technological

Your swarm is approaching the target planet. Those at the front edge of the swarm are sending back a warning: the atmosphere is hotter than expected! You respond by triggering a modified replication cycle. Your offspring are protected by a heat shield and fly ahead, replacing the sentinels. They will land on the surface and explore. You slow your approach and await the command for a new destination to explore.

Not all life may be organic. Could machines evolve into something that resembles life? Has it already? Some scientists report that artificial intelligence programs have become self-aware and are developing emotions. Engineers are busy building mechanical life at microscopic scales as well as at human scales.

Could technological life be the endpoint of the evolutionary process?
Explore the links below to see some of the latest discoveries.